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Varroa mite (Varroa destructor)

Observed: 24th June 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_2487e Varroa mite (Varroa destructor)
Description:

A mite found at the bottom of the hive. This one has died and fallen off it's host. In small numbers they have little effect on the host colony but a major infestation can seriously weaken the colony.

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